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, ktvu channel 2 news. >> another victim of the shooting was laid to rest today. >> friends, family and law enforcement officers gathered to mourn the little boy in connecticut. a rabbi called it a touching ceremony, people came together in solidarity to say good-bye. he was celebrateds a -- celebrated as a pure innocent child. he will be sorely missed. >> his brother said he could have been anything if he lived and grown old. >> at schools all over the bay area they had to talk about the massacre. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells us how they handled it there. david? >> reporter: frank, parents and the school district worked to explain the massacre to young students here while also working to prevent a similar event from happening here. >> reporter: as newton, connecticut laid to rest some of the children, san francisco worked to reassure children and others. >> it is a sheltering. >> reporter: she says her group sent parents information on how to talk to kids about the tragedy. >> we had the range of feed back from parents. you know, very worried, very e
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news -- this is the 10:00 p.m. news on ktvu channel 2 news. >> uncertainty tonight as the future of same-sex marriage goes back to court. i am gasia mikaelian. >> i am ken wayne. frank and julie are off tonight. the debate over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great i
. >> the north bay will get hit the hardest, up to 5 inches of rain. ktvu's jade hernandez continues our storm watch coverage now. >> reporter: it hasn't started raining here yet but the rain may cause problems for shoppers because this is an outdoor mall and it may delay travelers so one city prepped for the worst. >> reporter: we found pacifica cleaning up storm drains this afternoon. they installed a trash capture device on the top of the drain that workers monitor before and after storms. we want to make sure the stuff doesn't wash down into the storm drain and go out into the ocean. >> reporter: they have a plan for this weekend and christmas week. >> talking about who was going a be available, what crews will be called first. >> reporter: across the peninsula at sfo they aren't sure they will make it to whisk because of the storm -- to wisconsin because of the storm. >> we have reservations already. >> reporter: this canceled flights throughout the mid- west. sfo is bracing for big holiday crowds tomorrow. >> the forecast is for rain, we will see if mother nature has that in store for us
is active. and this person was standing closer to the fire. you can post your photos to the ktvu facebook page and get breaking news anytime from ktvu by downloading the ktvu ipad app, watch newscasts live and receive drive time traffic and weather updates anytime, anywhere. >>> a bomb squad was called out after several threats were made at several high schools. kennedy middle school and linbrook high school in san jose and were directed against a teacher in cupertino and forced a lock down at a elementary school. ktvu's ann rubin joins us with what authorities found. >>> authorities found no bomb here at the school but there will be arrests when they find the people responsible for the threats. >>> investigators are calling it -- >> reporter: investigators are calling it a hoax and a crime. >> people are messing around and things like that you shouldn't joke around about. >> it is not funny. >> reporter: authorities shut down the high school and the elementary school next door and three bomb sniffing dogs made passes through and found nothing. police say it was too detailed a threat to i
sent. anyone with information can call or text police. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in oakland spent the fran tracking robbery sus-- in afternoon tracking robbery suspects. traffic in the area slowed to a crawl as a result. news chopper 2 was over head as one of the men was taken into custody. >>> pipe bomb found today in front of a elementary school. police cleared the area and brought in the bomb squad who safely disposed the of device. >>> police are turning to the public to help identify who shot and killed two people inside their home this week, leaving their child unharmed. police began receiving called about 12:45 a.m. yesterday afternoon that shots were fired. they found the two dead from gun shot wounds. police say it was not a murder- suicide. but aside from that they have little information about the killer or killers. >>> the woman convicted of killing michelle le learned her punishment today. giselle esteban was sentenced to 25 years to life. prosecutors said giselle esteban killed michelle le in may 2011 in the belief that michelle le was having a relat
:00 p.m. and on the 10:00 p.m. news. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> here is what we are learning about c&h enterprises, performing machining, welding and fabricating. among other services, c&h enterprises welders use metals and weld for structural components and provides parts to the medical and defense industries. ktvu viewer sent us this picture of the flames as it sent smoke above fremont. you can see how massive the fire was in the early part of the fire fight. e-mail us your pictures at photos@ktvu.com or post them to facebook. >>> she is still in the hospital but a woman who gave birth on a street in san francisco faces child cruelty charges. ktvu's alex savage is live with what investigators learned about the mother that led them to build a criminal case against her. >> reporter: a source with san francisco police told me today the mother was on cocaine when she gave birth. two officers helped save that child's life. we requested interviews but they aren't talking. mean time the community is rallies around the newborn baby. >> reporter: the 39-year-old san francisco woman
now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken pritchett. >> frank and julie are off tonight. we start with a deadly day on the slopes. a snowboarder was killed in an avalanche. kevin oliver has the story. >> reporter: ski patrol raced down the hill where paramedics tried to save the man. the man was buried for 5 hours. his friends left in shock, said the man just moved back to the area and this was his first outing the of season. >> we are missing a guy. missing a guy but they didn't start looking till 2-3 hours later. >> the man was buried in 2 feet of snow. friends said he was snow aboving when the snow broke -- snowboarding above it when the snow broke free. >> looking for him but they didn't find him. he was at the bottom. >> reporter: the ski patrol did a preliminary search. >> they did a courtesy search. concerned for safety reasons because of the unstable ice that is still up there. >> reporter: after more time passed and there was still no sign of the man search crews were called in. the resort was shut down. kevin oliver, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an
changing a measure. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am gasia mikalian. >> and i am frank somerville. >> that storm is come and gone and now people across the bay area are dealing with the damage left behind. we have live team coverage of the clean up. ktvu's robert handa is in the south bay but we begin with ktvu's lorraine blanco where officials reopened a school that suffered serious damage from the heavy rain. >> reporter: you are right. white hill middle school will reopen tomorrow, that decision was made here and as soon as we returned -- and students will return with quite a few changes. >> reporter: a crew spent the day and tonight power washing floors and windows and ripping out carpets. the weekend storm clogged a culvert pushing rain water and debris dine the school in fairfax. teachers in four classrooms packed up, their students will share other rooms or have classes in the library. >> i am worried about the kids adapting. >> the classes are already crowded. >> reporter: they
. reporting live in east palo alto, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we also just checked with san francisco airport to see if there are any weather related problems there. there are 30 to 90 minute delays mainly involving flights from other west coast low -- locations. we also learned that people lost power because of a transformer failure. >>> a steady light rain most of the day. and then in the last hour and a half the rain really started to calm down. especially in the south bay. look at the showers and rain moving through the peninsula. look at the current situation as we look. you can see oakland through redwood. nothing like we saw just about 10, 15 minutes ago. here's a hot spot out here near milpitas. you're seeing this is heavy rain right in these areas. these cells pretty impressive but i have to tell you what we were going through about an hour ago, 45 minutes ago is really impressive more than what we saw here. evergreen you're starting to clear out. over here by, pardon me by santa clara you're seeing this heavy rain. so you're seeing the widely scattered showers. th
donald is september. bad robot. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news -- this is the 10:00 p.m. news on ktvu channel 2 news. >> a steady rain drenches the bay area. this is just the beginning of a wet holiday weekend. i am. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> a series of winter storms is setting up for a cold and wet holiday weekend. we have team coverage tonight. mark tamayo is tracking the train. ktvu's maureen naylor is at san jose airport we begin with ktvu's amber lee. she tells us about the problems it caused. >> reporter: it is raining right now. we are along 101 tonight. a highway patrol officer took us long as she worked in the rain during one of the busiest periods of the year. >> reporter: sounding her siren she fought traffic to respond to an accident. it involved a motorcycle and a car. one of five crashes they responded to around 6:00 p.m. tonight. officers say they were all weather related. >> reporter: minutes later she spotted the driver of his car speeding past her car, going 80 miles per hour in a 55
boehner's plan. with no deal in the works you are likely to see a smaller pay check. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us to detail what it will cost taxpayers. >> reporter: indeed, more than a cliff for some. >> reporter: for more and more americans, the fiscal cliff is being viewed as a failure of government. >> they are on vacation, doing whatever they are doing. they don't care. >> i just don't think they will ever come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart that there is no common ground. >> reporter: if you make between 50-60,000 deal, taxes go up $92 per bye-weekly pay check. most employers will wait for the irs and will continue to deduct at the current rate. >> supposed to be pub luck servants and we can't get a compromise going. what is the right term? >> a lot of times it seems you are not being represented. you have interests over riding the people's concerns. that is an example of what happens in congress. >> the lowest income folks' check will shrink by 3%. top earners 6%. that says nothing of loss deductions or other unknowns. >> political parties need to
,000 teens across the country. live in newton, connecticut, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> he was also laid to rest today. he was a bright boy who liked to read and figure out how things worked. his twin sister survived the shooting. she was in a different classroom. family says he rougherred her -- referred to her as his best friend. >> some schools are rethinking security, ktvu's david stevenson joins us now. >> reporter: this san francisco school has long kept posted the rules it hopes that will keep students safe but today other grade levels are looking at campus security. >> reporter: as students enjoyed a break, officials were busy reviewing their emergency plans in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> pull kids out of the hallway, lock doors, stay away from windows, wait for law enforcement. >> reporter: the focus on security isn't limited to elementary school students. >> every school age and every developmental age is different for how you address this. >> reporter: they expected some students to be too upset to take finals today. >> wasn't any heavy absen
starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> in cupertino the search for a burglar has been called off and a lock down brought a neighborhood to a stand still has been lifted. ktvu's rob roth joins us live with what it was like inside that preschool and if police found who they were looking for. >> reporter: police searched this neighborhood for most of the day but didn't find the man they were looking for. earler i with all the -- earlier with all the police activity a preschool went into lock down. >> reporter: while police searched this neighborhood for a burglar, authorities called a preschool and ordered them to go on cold blue lock down. >> keep the kids inside. we don't feel that they are in danger. >> reporter: they have 60 children. >> we brought our children in and we asked them to sit on the floor away from windows and we had the doors locked and the lights out because we didn't know what the situation. >> reporter: the lock down happened close to nap time, when it was lifted p
says the nra has it all wrong. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us for this special late edition of ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 i'm jane katsuyama in for heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. a series of powerful storms slams the bay area. we're on storm watch with team coverage and we begin with ken pritchett with how wind affected people's plans today. >> reporter: ken, about half an hour ago it was a foggy drive over the bay bridge. right now it's as clear as it can be and that is how quickly things have changed. earlier this afternoon wind advisories for bay area bridges and the windiest we found was this morning in pacifica. with winds this strong, and waves this high, there was little doubt that the pacifica pier would be closed. >> i think the mayan apocalypse is running a few days late. >> reporter: we're told that the waves crashed he over the pier. >> it's so windy. >> elsewhere this storm led to localized flooding in scattered parts of the bay area. despite the mess, the co
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> it is unacceptable. >> it has been freezing this week. can you imagine your child sitting in a classroom without heat for four days? good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> this cold snap has the bay area bundling up but coats weren't enough to keep some students warm as they sat through the last week of classes without any heat. only on 2, ktvu's mike mibach looked into the complaints and found out the solution was as simple as the flip of a switch. >> reporter: this is brookfield elementary school. >> unacceptable. >> you can't freeze students. >> reporter: so chilly she says her child wears two jackets and stays inside the car till the bell rings. >> i sit in my car and keep my heater running till it is time for them to go in. >> reporter: not one, not two, but for four days one section of campus has been ice cold. students studying bundled up in jackets. >> it has been so cold. they complain why the kids don't come to school. >> we were u
. cupertino a u.s. marine is a victim of a shooting. the carb was hit, he -- car was hit, he was not hit. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with how the sherriff's department is searching for the shooter. >> reporter: you can see highway 85. it was at 1:00 p.m. when the officer heard a noise, his back window shattered. he realized his car was shot, that led to a investigation and a shut down of highway 85 with many questions unanswered. >> reporter: police wouldn't identify which marine was driving this car. shattered windows. you see a car with three bullet holes in the drive side doors. >> he gets alerted, notices there is a pop from his window. pulls over and quickly discovers that he has been shot at. more than once, multiple times. >> reporter: to answer the questions investigators shut down interstate 85. this is where the car was hit. the search was on for evidence. as you can see from news chopper 2 traffic was at stand still for an hour as investigators paced the freeway. while it is unclear where the shots came from the sherriff's department does not believe the driver was targeted becaus
, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> i am ken wayne. >> i am heather holmes. >> the third in a series of storms to hit the bay area blew through this morning. this is what it looked like in richmond. and when the clouds broke all the damage became clear. they spotted a vinnier completely under water. -- vineyard completely under water. we have complete team coverage throughout the bay area. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in napa where the flood warning was canceled. >> reporter: napa city officials expect the napa river in downtown to crest within the hour. it was thought the napa river downtown might exceed flood state but it will fall smart of the mark. -- fall short of the mark but it did see areas of flooding. >> this is the pope street bridge. a historic spot and a spot for locals to watch the rain swollen napa river. >> i think it will flow out nicely and we will be fine by this afternoon. >> reporter: confident it wouldn't happen today but a few miles north the napa river did. >> flooded. pretty flooded coming down deer park, where the peach trees trees are. >> reporter: the napa
in connecticut we turn flow to ktvu's amber lee with new information about the gunman and the puzzle investigators are piecing together tonight. >> reporter: the picture that's emerging is about a troubled young man who didn't cause much attention to himself throughout most of his life. sudden listen causing headlines as the perpetrator of the worse shooting in this country. tonight there's an eerieness at sandy hook elementary as the community and police try to find answers. the young man was dressed in black, he was armed with at least two handguns and without saying a word opened fire. >> an investigation like this is like a puzzle. we want to form a puzzle together and form a complete pig so everyone without any doubt whatsoever can truly understand what occurred. >> reporter: a s.w.a.t. team went to the newtown home where adam lived with his mother nancy. it appears he killed her there before taking her car to the school. >> you can't understand what happened, that he snapped, what have you and they took such innocent lives. >> reporter: police are now reporting that they recov
. >> reporter: tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> he was accused of killing and abducting sierra lemar. the judge made appoint to bring two cases together. antolin garcia-torres is now going to enter a plea in the sierra lemar case and three attempted kidnappings in the morgan hill safe way parking lot where he worked. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the sierra lemar case. >>> they saved two men when they hit power lines in san leandro this morning. 3:15 they were delivering prisoner uniforms to the sweeney camp facility on fairmont drive when they hit the low hanging line and the truck burst into flames. the driver who also happened to be a volunteer firefighter knew exactly what to do to avoid electrocution. >> most people would have stepped out and probably would have gotten electrocuted. >> reporter: they also poured foam on two large tanks. they had to wait until they could actually touch the truck. >>> there are still questions involving a couple found bound and gag on a residential street. life in the area where a horrible discovery was made last night. good m
shielding her children. ktvu's eric rasmussen talked to her today about what doctors are saying. >> reporter: it was a close call but she is expected to make a full recovery. this woman felt no pain when she was shot. we talked to her in the hospital. she was among 100 people who were at that christmas eve service when several butts came through the -- bullets came through the walls. her first instinct was to protect her children. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: in spanish she said when i saw the bullet i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. she showed us where she was shot. doctors told her the doctors narrowly missed her heart. after three surgeries she is doing well and thanks god she is alive. police say a 17-year-old was also shot outside the church. he is expected to make a full recovery. police are still looking for the shooters and the church does not appear to be the target. she still has another 3-4 days at the hospital before she can go home. tonight in 90 minutes the church will have its first service since the shooting. we will be there and we will
processing the scone for the next couple of hours. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> there are new developments today in efforts to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff at midnight. president obama addressed the nation and said a resolution is within sight. kyla campbell joins us from washington with the issues that still remain unresolved good afternoon, kyla. >> reporter: david, i just got off the phone with senate officials and they say there's no word yet on a possible vote today. with the hours ticking away, president obama came out to say a deal is in sight but it's not yet complete. vice president joe biden took over negotiations with mitch mcconnell yesterday after talks stalled between senate leaders. now, mcconnell said just minutes ago he wants to move forward on the tax offer and the latest democratic offer is to raise taxes on households making more than $450,000 a year. but there's still disagreements about spending cuts. >> that has been a good faith negotiation. we all want to protect tax payers. and can get it done now. >> we
for the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, december 4th, i am pam cook. >> and i am dave clark. steve is here and i am not a weather guy but i know a really good one. >> i hope he is in the building. there still could be a mist or drizzle, still kind of a mild day, some rain in the north, today's highs upper 50s to lower 60s, and we have a pattern coming we will get to in a minute. here is tara. >>> traffic is moving well past the coliseum and let's look at the east shore freeway as you make your way westbound towards the mcarthur maze, no problems to report but we have a little bit of back up towards the bay bridge, those metering lights should be going on soon, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have news coming in from san jose. a burglary call led police to a marijuana grow house. jeanine has more on what police found there. good morning, jeanine. >> reporter: we were able to go inside this house in east san jose and we
at 6:00 p.m., why receipts we found at a karaoke bar are not part of this report. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. . >>> pedestrian in san francisco was killed today. he was walking long market street and crossing about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon when it happened. a witness saw a white dodge ram hit the man and drove away. police stopped the driver. there is word the driver is cooperating with authorities. >> three men in contra costa county have been shot within one block of each other. all three shootings happened here highway 4 and l street. two 1 gunned down this morning. one of the victims was the stepson of a man who was shot and killed on saturday. a local pastor knew the man who died. >> a father, husband, dad and he loved to fish. i see him all the time. and we were friends. >> a candlelight vigil was held last night for saturday's victim. police have not said if they believe the shootings are connected and at this point they have no suspects. >>> we have new information in a homicide probe in the city. neighbors discovered a man and woman bound and gagged last night. the ma
>>> ktvu was first to break the story of tolltakers getting robbed at gunpoint at the carquines bridge. today, the chp says they've got their men behind the crime. >>> good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. three people are now in custody after a string of tollbooth robberies at the carquines bridge. new at noon, ktvu's claudine wong joins us live to explain who is in custody and the team effort it took to track them down. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon. three men from vallejo behind bars at this hour for a series of robberies that took place here at the toll plaza. the chp said the robbers would pull up to the booth in ski masks, get out of the car, pull out a weapon and demand money. it happened at least ten times, starting at the end of 2011 through may of 2012. an estimated 5,000 stolen. >> i think it was a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: this man says he figured out who the suspects were in august. david more rales was already behind bars for a different crime. christopher miller was arrested last wednesday in fair field. yesterday morning, 43-year-old
holiday week gets off to a very wet start. ktvu croup entrance tracking the impact of the first storm system all day. first we check in with mark tamayo with a look at where the rain is the heaviest right now. >> right now rain is moving into parts of the east bay and north bay. we had a flood advisory during the 5:00 hour. that has expired. you'll seat coverage on out toward the santa cruz mountains. we'll shift the maps here. scattered rain showers. also closer to hayward. some activity here. nothing too major. heavier rain out toward discovery bay around highway 4. darker shades of green indicating heavier cells. rainfall sensor, nothing too extreme here. about .05 of an inch an hour. up in the north bay, scattered showers. one cell approaching the fairfield area. just right around napa. still some rain showers in the forecast for tonight. two more storms to talk about this weekend. when the heavy rain bands move in and how much you can expect in your neighborhood. >> all the rain has caused a mess for air travelers. ktvu's noelle walker is live at sfo. where do things stand right
. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >> rising waters are threatening property in the north bay as flood warnings go up and authorities caution residents to be prepared for the worst. >> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> good evening, i'm maureen naylor, heather holmes is off tonight we're on storm watch. we have team camera tonight. meteorologist mark tamayo will detail when the next storm will hit and we begin with ktvu's lorraine lorraine blanco live in napa. >> reporter: the flood warning runs through the night and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amoun
to stabilize that section of road. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> school was closed today because of all the storm damage and some of the classrooms may be empty for a while. ktvu's ktvu's lorraine blanco is live. >> reporter: good evening. white hill will reopen tomorrow but it is a mess inside. look at my note pad, i dropped it and you can see how muddy it is. it might be months before students can return to a handful of rooms. >> reporter: you can hear and see what the weekend storm left behind in this classroom. a wet and smelly mess. >> it is very strange. i came ready with gloves and boots. >> reporter: school is closed today as workers pressure wash floors and rip out carpet and they will replace base boards and open the walls to look for hidden moisture. >> due to the amount of mud that came through after we assessed assessed the damage we knew it wouldn't be safe to have students on campus. >> reporter: this is where the water is supposed to drain. around the corner from the campus. but it clogged it, sending water and mud into the store. >> frustrating. i a
and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> crews clearing mud and debris from a sliding hillside in oakland. the pile of mud started coming down this morning and left debris in the street. one lane was closed while crews worked in the area. >>> significant rain yesterday. you saw it coming down hard for a time. these are some of the totals sunday. the rain dumping. almost 3 inches of rain. bolder creek, half foot of rain, 5 inches of rain. redwood city. looks like we will see more showers tomorrow. what i am tracking is this next weather system. nice looking system but nothing like what we saw. it will get in here tomorrow and bring rain. when i get back, i will break down the timing and we will go through it hour by hour so you can plan out your day. but the showers will be there. see you back here in a bit. >>> and we want to report breaking news to you. these are live pictures from news chopper 2. a number of emergency vehicles on the road, this is highway 84. near 680. and we understand right now we are hearing there are possible injuries in an accident, a head on collision b
francisco, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> just moments before that outage, another problem for muni. a woman in a wheelchair was struck by a streetcar. we're told she's hospitalized at this hour with life- threatening injuries. the woman was hit near the intersection of church and market street. medics, firefighters, police and others used special tools to raise the train, and pull the woman out from under it. >> investigators are trying to determine exactly the cause. what led to her getting struck. >> the woman was snagged by the trolley, pulled out of her chair, and dragged for a block. the unidentified woman is now at san francisco general hospital. >>> in 12 minutes, a new twist for newny's central subway project. how plans for a new station, and plans to bury a piece of equipment are easing concerns in one neighborhood. >>> crews are working through the night to repair damage caused by a massive sinkhole. ktvu's noah walker is live on the scene to show us what's happening now. >> reporter: it's a not so silent night here in lafayette. there's a constant shuttle of heavy equipm
that roadway will be reopened. live in santa rosa, ken wayne, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> from ken, we turn to ktvu's noel walker, live in mill valley, where saturated soil helped bring down a tree tonight. >> reporter: pretty much a nonevent. but take a look around me, the ground is so saturated, there is still standing water in many locations. mother nature is dealing some a glancing blow. when a tree fell in the woods, hope owner, greg shryer definitely heard it. >> the tree slowly came on the line, and pulled the wire down. >> like it got tired. >> exactly. >> reporter: bound to part ways. tonight they did, taking out power lines along the way. the southern marin fire department had to finish the job. it's just one of many lingering effects of a series of storms in the bay area. the gray highway still has flooding, and a span of the southbound road is closed. that didn't keep carlos off it. >> it's so funny, it changes so many times. >> reporter: the weather changed the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three foot
starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pulls up, it would stop, someone would get out and threaten the toll both worker. that happened 10 times at this toll lawser in the last -- plaza in the last year. at the carquinez bridge toll plaza with armed robbers hit the location repeatedly. >> they were hard to identify. >> reporter: he says three men have now been identified and arrested. robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. the chp believes they are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. the investigation was difficult because they used stolen cars. investigators had help from the police department in finding suspects through the use of record checks on traffic stops. and a series of car burgl
officer. that person would then report back to the judge. ktvu's john was inside that room there where that press conference just ended moments ago and he's been following this story. john, take it from there. >> all right, frank, yeah, they just wrapped up this press conference about one minute ago literally. they just walked out. they're do ago town hall meeting on crime in oakland and we first had to talk about this receivership issue and the settlement with the plaintiffs in this case but it certainly has the mayor and the police on the hot seat and has for a long time but that story is worried that the city has settled with the plaintiffs in the notorious writers case and potentially avoided receivership that is a federal takeover to have police department. this is the case thad the entire police department under the microscope because of four former officers known as the requireds who called themselves the riders were blamed for planting evidence and abusing suspects. mayor officially announce that side this case, which has been hanging over the police department for about ten ye
of tollbooth robberies. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us live from the carquinez bridge toll plaza on why the crime had a pay out. ken? >> reporter: there have been 10 robberies of toll workers here at this toll plaza at the carquinez bridge toll plaza in the past year and the chp says those responsible did not get away with much. >> reporter: it was happening once a month, a tollbooth worker forced to give it up, sometimes at gun point. and now the chp had a break in the case. >> pleased to announce the arrest of three suspects on robberies on the carquinez bridge toll plaza. >> reporter: the chp arrested robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. >> they would approach the toll plaza and demand money. and they would flee on interstate 80. >> reporter: he says surveillance cameras captured the license places but -- plates but the cars were stolen. the robberies -- >> approximately looking like 5- $6,000. >> reporter: the chp says based on the investigation the suspects, the three men, are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. and m
chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, paul. >>> in morgan hill police are warning residents about a recent increase in the number of burglaries. in fact, there's been a significant increase in one particular part of the city. janine de la vega joins us live to explain where that is and exactly what police are doing right now. janine? >> reporter: tori, we just saw police and patrol cars here in the area. those investigators are tracking down leads. they are trying to find the people who are burglarizing homes and cars in this green leaf neighborhood off east dunn avenue. many of the people who live in these homes behind nordstrom elementary school are in the holiday spirit, but there's been some grinches stealing that way away from homeowners. a week ago, someone broke into this woman's home. >> it was disturbing coming in knowing that they had been in. that's why i have not slept good. >> reporter: thieves took electronics and valuables. then her neighbor's car was i had. police say there have been 23 burglaries in the area. 15 cars have been broken into. in some instance, the wi
has been shot and killed. ktvu's matt killer arrive on if scene just about 20 minutes ago so matt what can you tell us about what you learned so far. >> frank, i just spoke with the san jose police department spokesperson and he told me that the victim was found right past these police cars up here and too the right there on fair haven drive. he told me the first call came in around 3: 3:20 as a car accident and paramedics found a 16-year-old near a vehicle. police told me it appears it was a gunshot wound and likely a homicide. the body is still here on the scene as officers investigate. this is the city's 44th homicide of the year making it a 20 year high for san jose. we'll of course continue to get the latest information on this case and bring you the details tonight on the 10:00 news, reporting live in san jose, matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> developing news now in just the last 30 minutes we have learned two people were killed and a third person was injured in a shooting at a busy shopping mall in clackamas. the suspected gunman is also dead though they are not saying how
. ktvu's rob roth has been on this story since it began. >> reporter: police now believe he first killed his mother then drove to the school in her car. authoritys are trying to find a motive for the massacre here at sandy hook elementary school in newtown community. among the dead is who police say is the gunman. they believe he killed his mother at their home before going on the rampage at sandy hook where his mother was a teacher. >> there is a related scene that we found as we were continuing the investigation. and specifically investigating the shooting. >> reporter: lance's brother reported that he suffered of a personality of a disorder, saying some what autistic. >> can you wrap your head around that? >> no i cannot. i don't know who would do anything like this. >> so your general sense is what? >> this is unspeakable. i first heard about it, i'm still in shock. i want to go. >> reporter: police in connecticut plan to hold their next briefing early tomorrow morning. where they say they may have more information on adam lanza. reporting from the newsroom, rob roth. >>> it all bega
be melted down. we're live in oakland, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you for that report. >>> two teenagers who recently killed in san francisco are being remembered. this a vigil -- this is a vigil being held. lorraine blanco is there working the story. we'll have a live report for new just a few minutes. >>> joe biden met with law enforcement leaders this morning in washington, d.c. to launch a new task force aimed at reducing gun violence in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. president obama announced the school force. biden is charged with crafting concrete proposals. biden is due to have a report back to the president in january. >>> attorney general eric holder will be meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials tomorrow in newtown. holder is expected to held there after meeting with the vice president. he's being asked to come up with recommendations on gun laws. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> six more funerals are set to be held today for
bridge. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> good afternoon. it's just messy out there. you saw from lorraine's report. you probably felt it this morning. hit the north bay earlier today. over the last couple of hours you can see the time lapse over the last few hours. it's moved through the central and south bay. at this time, it's actually tapered off a little bit as the first in a series of storms continues to march through the bay area. we've got some light rain over santa rosa and petaluma. in the last 12 hours, santa rosa has picked up about an inch and a half of rain. quite a bit of rainfalling over the north bay this morning. we have some steady rain along the east bay. oakland, san leandro and farther south we had rain falling near union city. it looks like it has since broken away with some rain moderate at times falling over pleasant tonight and 680 -- pleasant and 680. we have -- pleasanton and 680. we have a snow advisory. blue canyon right a about 5,000. they will fluctuate throughout the weekend. we'll bring you more on what you can expect including a time frame to pla
our commute, coming up at noon. . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> they are concerned about a levee at a bay area creek. the bay area is getting a one day break from the rains this christmas eve and we are looking at flood fears and power problems, and as we look live out over the bay it is pretty outside but there are left over issues related to the storms. we begin with developing news, a water-main break is causing some headaches in marin county. alex savage has the latest details on whether it is causing any traffic problems, good afternoon alex. >> reporter: the water has been shut off where that water-main broke. this was a 12-inch line which burst this morning and the pressure from underground pushed up the roadway and they tell me for a time there was a threat of a sinkhole. the broken main sent water rushing down bell lane. it happened at 9:30 a.m. in an unincorporated valley known as cam valley. police urged people to move their cars off the street with the concern being the roadway may cave in. i spoke with them and they said all of that rushing water was do
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a stolen truck burst into flames overnight and then the fire spread to a nearby commercial building. it happened just after midnight on claire street in oakland. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is live with the very latest on the police investigation into the fire that sent one person to the hospital. dramatic flames too. lorraine. >> reporter: yeah. those flames were dramatic. the owner of the building was out here this morning. he was surveying the damage. he says he's still in shock. we can see quite a mess here this morning. there is an insurance company out here. they will be boarding this up later today on the corner of claire street and railroad avenue. here's a look at the huge flames you were talking about. this is exclusive video you will only see on 2. that prompted the battalion chief to call two alarms just before 1:00 a.m.. a security guard was inside. he suffered smoke inhalation but expected to be okay this morning. neighbors credit firefighters for saving their neighborhood early this morning. >> there was flames shooti
with ktvu's jade hernandez in east palo alto where crews try to shore up a levee that gave way, jade. >> reporter: the work continues tonight. this temporary levee hopes to hold the rain until the reconstruction project. but people are unsure with rain expected tomorrow. curtis and his wife left when they saw water bringing tires into yard washing away what was already there. >> we will go through this tomorrow again, you know. >> reporter: with the flood came flood insurance. >> if it does we'll just have to take off and leave again. we can't stay, we have to use common sense. >> reporter: earlier today we spoke to the executive director of joint powers authority. the regional agency made up of three cities and two counties takes care of flood control issues. >> the joint power authority has approved a project that will rebuild the whole levy system. >> reporter: it was easy to see where creek water boiled up on the other side pushing water into the neighborhood. east palo alto's new city manager said with more rain on the way crews needed to shore up and put sandbags down. >> we ex
've talked to by telephone on ktvu channel 2 news at a #50k and 6:00, they've all been so calm and de scribing it sort of as a very methodical thing happening there. >> well, sadly because of the increased violence on campus and the like, we have recently had active campus shooter from exercises for our campus police, and ironically announced they concluded very recently which involved obviously the students on each of our two campuses t. -- we have an emergency voiceover system that can immediately reach the classrooms and officers throughout the campus, and we also have access to text messaging, which is one of the fastest ways to communicate with students via their cell phones. e-mail messaging is a little slower, but we utilize that, as well. >> okay. chancellor, is there anything else you'd like to add about this developing situation while we have you with us. >> obviously we're all extremely saddened and still mourning from the tragedy in connecticut and violence on our campuses needs to be curtailed. we need to get behind from my perspective the president's call for looking at
through san francisco international airport. >>> flooding continues and we will have more on ktvu channel 2 morning news starting right now. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this monday morning, christmas eve, december 24th, i am pam cook. >> and i am brian flores in for dave clark. where is rosemary orozco? >> yes, we do continue with a flood watch for parts of sonoma county and the flood will rise another foot before it crests. it is around sonoma county and in the area of boeheim highway and we'll see minor flooding which will be taking place and i will show you what you can expect for christmas eve coming up, here is tara moriarty. >>> some flooding near the sonoma raceway, just be aware it is causing some delays. san francisco you can see traffic on the right as you make your way towards fso and traffic is flowing well into san francisco, let's head back to the desk. >>> police are searching for a missing man. police say he may be in a creek in fairfax. here is alex savage who will report on what happened just moments before the m
skies, we have ktvu channel 2 morning news continuing. ktvu channel 2 morning news starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning everybody, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> and i am claudine wong in for pam cook. mark is here for steve and i am liking your forecast. >>> we have been advertising a break-in the rain and as far as temperatures, we are off to a cool start in the of 40s. more cloud cover this morning. >>> i am tracking some more shower chances and i will have more on that in a few minutes. tara has an update on traffic. good morning tara. >>> this is a live look at 880, a lot more folks are out on the roadways this morning and this is a look at 237 near milpitas, traffic is moving on the right- hand side, let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news. christian captain is there and what are police saying? >> well, the number one thing is that there were no officers injured. >> reporter: the one suspect in this case is dead. it's still a very active investigation on creek side drive. walnut creek police said it was a domestic
years after his death, the case of oscar grant was back in court this morning. ktvu's brian flores joins us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as
's no date set for the next public protection committee hearing yet. live in oakland, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alley. >>> this morning, a young man in oakland was hospitalized in serious condition after he had been shot several times. the shooting took place just after 9:00 a.m. at east 31st street and 13th avenue. that's one block from highland hospital. police say the victim was shot multiple times and a witness told us it looked like he was injured in the leg e says someone drove the injured plan to the hospital and that he saw what was likely the gunman running from the scene. police say they have not yet determined a motive for the shooting. >>> a man is under arrest in connection with the kidnapping and assault of a 16-year-old autistic girl from oakland. she was taken last tuesday after leaving the fred finch youth center in oakland. staff members say they followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost site of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and sexu
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